Saturday, August 13, 2011

The Best Laid Plans

I woke to the sound of thunder and rain this morning. Hmmm.. that could certainly dampen my plans for the day. However, after baking and cleaning up the sun was trying to peak out. I milked and checked over all the dairy goats. A few hooves needed trimming but all in all they look good. I am going to deworm Tuesday evening since the milk will not be kept for a few days. Next on the list was to check the bees for mites. It is that time of year. My husband devised a cool contraption that mimicked the sticky traps that are available. He took a white piece of thin siding and cut it to fit the bottom of the hive. He then sprayed it with cooking spray and slide it in. The mites will fall onto it and die and tomorrow we will check the mite number. In order to do that though we had to make several stops at various relatives homes and of course there was a bit of visiting at each. So, that put us behind for the day. It was late afternoon when we got back and after evening chores were done it was time to call it a day. Tomorrow. Tommorrow, there's always tomorrow......  

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